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Happy new year, y'all! I simplified the thread title a bit this year - hope that's okay with you guys. If not, call the mods!

Let's start 2020 off right with this banger from late November:

Sarkodie - Oofeetsɔ ft. Prince Bright [Buk Bak]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbC-gCHMIdY

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 13:11 (ten months ago) link

rolling Afropop / Afrobeats / Afrodance 2019

2019 thread for reference

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 14:38 (ten months ago) link

bookmarking

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 9 January 2020 09:11 (ten months ago) link

That’s what you get for dragging your feet! Glad there’s a new thread tho.

If I can make one general request to everyone posting here: please add song info when you’re posting a YouTube or any other link. This not only makes it easier to search the thread, but also so many of these links go dead, often sooner than later, especially when they’re not the “official” ones (I mean, just have a look at last year’s thread).

Hope to be posting some stuff soon (there’s plenty!), if I can get myself in the right mindset.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 9 January 2020 11:20 (ten months ago) link

Okay, here goes:

longneck, that Sarkodie x Prince Bright track is a banger indeed. Talk about a pair of old hands... Buk Bak, the group Prince Bright started out in, made an azonto classic in 2012 with “Kolom”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPyqZ5Dub-Q
(and I only just now found out
that they were veterans even then.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 9 January 2020 16:51 (ten months ago) link

But back to the here and now: Give me a single reason why there wouldn’t be a new Nini album in 2020:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl36uos9Wrc
Niniola • Omo Rapala

Reminder: This song wasn’t nominated for the EOY, but “Boda Sodiq” was, so you can vote🔶 for that one!

breastcrawl, Thursday, 9 January 2020 16:52 (ten months ago) link

Califor...naija Love:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVte8a_2q80
Davido ft. WurlD, Naira Marley & Zlatan • Sweet in the Middle

Reminder: You can vote🔶 for the album it’s from in the EOY (as well as for the track “Disturbance” - too bad “Risky” wasn’t nominated).
Love how big African artists can now make albums that appeal both to their home market and the world at large, mainly because, unlike before, r&b/rap/urban(o) is more than ready to meet Afropop halfway.
I’m linking the Pitchfork review ufo mentioned in the 2019 thread because it’s a very good piece. Wish there was more writing on Afropop like this.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 9 January 2020 16:56 (ten months ago) link

More Naija: Fireboy DML is making good on the promise of “Jealous” (a song you should definitely vote🔶 for in the EOY). Kinda crazy, but his album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps is handsomely outstreaming both the Davido and the Starboy EP. And it’s only right, this is perfect Naija pop. The new video is for “Scatter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtbwTgY3AIk

“Vibration” is the other big track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEV1awtNdOs

...but you should also definitely listen to “Gbas Gbos” (and by then you might want to vote🔶 for the album in the EOY - it’s been nominated, so go right ahead!)

breastcrawl, Thursday, 9 January 2020 17:00 (ten months ago) link

Will vote

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 9 January 2020 17:13 (ten months ago) link

👍 winning over the ILM electorate one voter at a time

breastcrawl, Thursday, 9 January 2020 18:58 (ten months ago) link

"Jealous" is a strong contender for my #1 slot and I've never heard the album! Will have to rectify asap

rob, Thursday, 9 January 2020 21:17 (ten months ago) link

It’s only been out for six weeks or so. I wasn’t too crazy about the follow-up singles to “Jealous”, so my expectations weren’t particularly high, but the album blew me away - and like I said, it’s not just me: besides being the #1 album in Nigeria, it’s also #1 in Ghana and Uganda, which is quite extraordinary for a rookie like him.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:14 (ten months ago) link

Breastcrawl,do you (or someone else) think you could make a playlist of all the nom'd thread related tracks? As I think I mentioned I didn't have the time to nom anything this year and need to catch up on all of your faves.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 09:39 (ten months ago) link

I have an overall South African playlist in the works, and I can make a rest-of-Africa tracks one too. Watch this space. Later today okay?

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:33 (ten months ago) link

yay! (okay!)

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 12:10 (ten months ago) link

So, I made a playlist with all the nominated SOUTH AFRICAN tracks and albums (including two tracks by non-SA artists with significant input by SA artists/producers: “That’s For Me” and “My Power”).

First the 36** nominated tracks, from “Sondela” to “John Cena”, and after that the 9 nominated albums, from Sho Madjozi down to Tresor, where we come full circle. I arranged both tracks and albums in an approximation of stylistic order.

Here’s the playlist:
ILM 2019 EOY🇿🇦SOUTH AFRICA

**Missing is Heavy K ft. Moonchild Sanelly’s “Yebo Mama”, which is not on Spotify. This is the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmdn52afm2U

(...and a note regarding Kwiish SA’s “Iskhathi”: The original vocal version that I love so much seems to have disappeared completely (I think there was a rights issue). The “Vocal Version” that is on Spotify (and this playlist) is no longer the original vocal version with, you know, actual vocals. There is a video version with re-recorded vocals by Vukani, but it’s not nearly as good.)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:14 (ten months ago) link

And as promised, I also made a playlist with the nominated [non-South African] AFROPOP tracks, and I threw in the albums as well. Again, it’s tracks first, albums second, 51 tracks and 19 albums to be precise.

It’s “pop” in the broadest sense: My focus was on the stuff that’s featured on this thread but I also included more leftfield stuff: DJ Nigga Fix, Hama and the four (!) Nyege Nyege Tapes albums that were nominated, and music that’s more within the remit of the Global Outernational thread, by KOKOKO!, Blick Bassy, Salif Keita, and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba. Plus I included an exclusive Afropop cut of The Lion King: The Gift. And yeah, I basically excluded Afrodiasporic stuff.

Ultimately, it’s all a bit arbitrary obviously, and I might have missed some things, but whatever. So skip away and enjoy!

That playlist in full:
ILM 2019 EOY🔶AFROPOP NOMS

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:47 (ten months ago) link

Apologies to DJ Nigga Fox for the typo. Here’s his nominated track “Vício” to make up for it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dM3tfr4aMY

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:20 (ten months ago) link

Breastcrawl is the main reason I'd like a 'like post' feature :) Thanks! For these playlists, and for posting so much good music throughout the year.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 09:45 (ten months ago) link

brilliant. thanks!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:37 (ten months ago) link

You’re welcome, guys. Glad you appreciate it!

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:01 (ten months ago) link

listening to the Fireboy album now and would recommend anyone doing likewise to skip the opening track which is, IMO, just on the wrong side of corny. Also this way you start with Vibration

rob, Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:01 (ten months ago) link

Good tip, but... (how) did you like the album?

breastcrawl, Thursday, 16 January 2020 21:05 (ten months ago) link

I didn't get all the way to the end but I liked what I heard. It's very mellow; no surprise there, but it kind of washed over me. I will probably give it another chance soon I think

rob, Thursday, 16 January 2020 23:28 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebZ7Ng1okCg

Yo Pe (Remix), the hit from Innoss'B and Diamond Platnumz wasn't posted in the 2019 thread, so I'm throwing some East-Eastern vibes to start off the thread.

Nabozo, Sunday, 19 January 2020 14:02 (ten months ago) link

I've been sleeping on Skales for a while but these two Oliver Twists are pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc1Qy85kRc4

Remix:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcLKy9sBXgM

Official video for the remix will be out in a couple of hours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uszx3CwUASQ

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 24 January 2020 10:36 (ten months ago) link

This is exactly what I want to hear right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asuw9E1CY3U

Diamond Platnumz ft. Teni • Sound

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 22:19 (nine months ago) link

longneck, are you familiar with this track (and the EP its from)?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5ShVeGKOLY
Alpha P • Paloma

He’s not just any old Rema copycat, these two go way back (and he was the singer, Rema the rapper!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KewSzDxZzdo

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:21 (nine months ago) link

So... this is certainly interesting. Never heard of him before but the similarities are striking, yes,

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:54 (nine months ago) link

So basically Rema jacked his partner's style, huh? lol. I really like Paloma though. Thanks, breastcrawl!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:04 (nine months ago) link

maybe he’s jacking Rema back for jacking him first? I’m not sure, in that 2015 clip Alpha sounds more like early Wizkid.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:51 (nine months ago) link

But anyway, there it is: the first attempt known to man at NaijaPiano:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT9GvDEnprI
Adekunle Gold x DJ Tunez • Kelegbe Megbe (Remix)

(you may know the original from last year’s thread - or from the EOY noms playlist)

We’re not exactly at Kabza level here yet, the vocal is buried too much in the mix for starters, but I’ve been waiting for this to happen and God knows how Naija pop might be sounding in a year’s time. Remember what Uhuru-wave and gqom>shagqom shaku did for Naija pop?

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:52 (nine months ago) link

Yeah I heard and dismissed it, lol. The original version is awesome though.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:58 (nine months ago) link

I appreciate the effort much more than the outcome. Blissed out is not an easy sound to achieve.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:05 (nine months ago) link

can't listen to that right now but gonna take it as retroactive vindication of my saying "Kelegbe Megbe" sounded like the Nigerian wing of the House of Sun El

dubious self-otms aside: yesss, I am ready for blissed out naija!

rob, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:14 (nine months ago) link

It’s not that it’s bad - I just prefer remixes that improve on the original tune. And this particular one was already perfect.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:22 (nine months ago) link

xp

fucking hell, you’re right, I remember! I guess it was destined to have this role in NaijaPiano history. Check out this (condensed) sequence from last year’s thread:

Can’t wait to hear what NaijaPiano is going to sound like.
― breastcrawl, zondag 30 juni 2019 1:27

Digging the new Adekunle Gold, “Kelegbe Megbe (Know Your Level)”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MucSft25l6I
― breastcrawl, maandag 1 juli 2019 23:32

Playing catch-up this morning. That Adekunle Gold track "Know Your Level" is really good--great to see it as I haven't enjoyed much he's done in a long time. It would fit nicely in the Nigerian wing of the House of Sun-El
― rob, donderdag 11 juli 2019 15:39

That’s a connection I would never have made! Not sure I can hear it like that though, it feels more of a piece with the Burna stuff to me.
― breastcrawl, donderdag 11 juli 2019 18:20

Yeah it's not like a huge break from other naija stuff or anything, but Gold is such a gentle presence (compared to someone like Burna) and, especially, the little break at 2:00 gives me some of the same feeling as...whatever we'd call that Sun-El microgenre. If that moment was stretched out I think it would connect even more strongly.
― rob, donderdag 11 juli 2019 18:30


lol

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:36 (nine months ago) link

good call, rob!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 22:37 (nine months ago) link

Is it just me or could this Mr Eazi "Kpalanga" go on for another few minutes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHHCX_Y1blM

rob, Saturday, 1 February 2020 18:55 (nine months ago) link

Oh wow, damn that’s good! Killertunes continuing down the “Doyin” trail (another song that was way too short btw). Probably my favourite Naija single of the year so far.
Tekno must be jealous - and I’m not just saying that because of the “kpalanga” connection.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 1 February 2020 20:44 (nine months ago) link

"Kpalanga" was the first song on the apple music Africa Now playlist I listened to today, and it is great!

juntos pedemos (Euler), Saturday, 1 February 2020 20:49 (nine months ago) link

The new Runtown is viiiibes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvGoaq3t_xs

Runtown ft. Darkovibes & Bella Shmurda • Body Riddim (produced by Del B)

This guy is due for a real comeback - I was lukewarm on last year's EP.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 1 February 2020 21:37 (nine months ago) link

Both of those are very nice. I posted this Burna banga over in the other thread but it deserves its place in here as well.

Nappy & Burna Boy - Aye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCXjRUasA48

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 1 February 2020 23:23 (nine months ago) link

Speaking of gorgeous Killertunes productions, I never posted “My Lady” by Ghanaian singer King Promise last year, but I did nominate it and me and two others voted for it. Beautiful song, he’s such a strong melocidist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ76p4_RrOw

breastcrawl, Sunday, 2 February 2020 13:25 (nine months ago) link

I definitely voted for it. One of my favourite tunes from last year. It’s the 2019 Mad Over You in my book.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 2 February 2020 14:00 (nine months ago) link

I definitely voted for it. One of my favourite tunes from last year. It’s the 2019 Mad Over You in my book.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 2 February 2020 14:02 (nine months ago) link

(Sorry for the dp - network issues)

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 2 February 2020 14:11 (nine months ago) link

Rundown track is excellent, love the glistening slide guitar plus those wah-wah squelches

rob, Monday, 3 February 2020 14:54 (nine months ago) link

Anyone else catch the soukous beat during Super Bowl halftime? That has to be a first (@ 0:34)

That was incredible, @jlo + @shakira! 👏 #PepsiHalftime #SBLIV

SOON: Fans can relive their favorite moments from the #PepsiHalftime show HERE https://t.co/TegS1TZFKy pic.twitter.com/1HkRu99cRR

— NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2020

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 3 February 2020 16:11 (nine months ago) link

Wrote on the Rolling Global thread:

Shakira At Super Bowl halftime used the Congo instrumental song Icha by Syran Mbenza. The guitar solo is by Lokassa Ya Mbongo I am reading on twitter. Colombian champeta is drawn from Congolese rumba in part.

curmudgeon, Monday, 3 February 2020 18:03 (nine months ago) link

New TNS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CtqVSdB7oM
TNS ft. Luqua • Nyathela

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Saturday, 10 October 2020 16:59 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWkzKrzeMdA
Harmonize - Jeshi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xAaGTFG0cI
Baba Levo & Rayvanny - Ngongingo

Apologies if they were previously posted

Nabozo, Monday, 12 October 2020 16:20 (one month ago) link

I posted "Ngongingo" last month. You could do a search before posting - and then even respond to the track if you like it! I prefer a thread with some feedback to one where people just post tracks and run, but perhaps that's just me.

You could also search this Spotify playlist which features more or less all Afro(/adjacent) stuff that's been posted on ILM this year (nearly 400 tracks so far):
rolling✳️all-inclusive✳️afro 2020 playlist

Anyway, "Ngongino" is a banger, and "Jeshi" is very nice as well. The more East African tracks the merrier.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 12 October 2020 17:01 (one month ago) link

Bella Alubo is mad underrated. She just released a new EP, the ironically titled Popstar. "Gbolahan" is the single, but "La La Land" is where it's at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DPa6WHDN-4

(also, "Gba Gbe (Motive)")

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 October 2020 18:08 (one month ago) link

Ghana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oes1g4J93Ac
Bisa Kdei ft. Medikal • Netwerk

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Saturday, 17 October 2020 18:58 (one month ago) link

More Ghana - I love this rollicking track from Kuami "Rockstar" Eugene's new Son Of Africa album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA2DNDwDgkM
Kuami Eugene ft. Obaapa Christy • Wa Ye Wie

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 October 2020 12:25 (one month ago) link

Remember Obaapa Christy?

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 October 2020 12:31 (one month ago) link

from (Ghanaian) gospel to (Naija) slackness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTur2Ob4QKM
Mohbad ft. Naira Marley & Lil Kesh • Ponmo Sweet

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 October 2020 13:30 (one month ago) link

too bad there's no (dance) video for this kuduro house banger:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YvyLcXbk1c
Mestre Dangui • Bengala

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 October 2020 15:50 (one month ago) link

For the Omah Lay fans (do they call themselves Lay(wo)men or Laypersons? In-Lays? Or simply Layicists? #onethread): this is the big hit off Olamide’s Carpe Diem album (his first under his international deal with Empire, to which he signed along with protégé Fireboy DML):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCUfGghQfms
Olamide ft. Omah Lay • Infinity

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 October 2020 13:18 (one month ago) link

Came across this on YouTube, old skool kwaito from Botswana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Egwb2eXDU
Eskimos ft. Names • Kwalata Tsa Katara

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:07 (one month ago) link

This is such a pretty song, it's been with me for months now and keeps creeping up on me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjayNIirdVw
Yusufkanbai • Do And Undo

live version

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link

Small boy you don dey talk too much, FEM!

Davido’s ”Fem” has been adopted by the #EndSARS protesters:
https://thenativemag.com/music/davidos-fem-became-official-endsars-protest-anthem/

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 18:50 (one month ago) link

As I noted on the Wizkid thread, the Naija music industry has more or less come to a standstill because of the protests, but this track dropped a few weeks back, and it’s damn good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiGHwccZupE
Basketmouth ft. Show Dem Camp & Oxlade • Myself

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:31 (one month ago) link

This one is very good as well, looks I'll have to check out producer Duktor Sett:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsba-Tt7TYY
Basketmouth ft. Flavour & Phyno • Papa Benji

(btw Basketmouth is a famous comedian, I'm not sure what it is he's actually doing on these tracks, guess we'll have to wait for the videos)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:53 (one month ago) link

DJs: where do you buy or download your tracks from? I used to find Google Play very reliable for stuff like this but it's been replaced by YouTube Music which is streaming only

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 22 October 2020 21:50 (one month ago) link

someone mentioned 7digital the last time this was discussed

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 23 October 2020 10:19 (one month ago) link

ooh I like "Infinity"...will have to check out the rest of Carpe Diem. And "Myself" is really fantastic, nice find

rob, Saturday, 24 October 2020 14:09 (one month ago) link

this, from the UK afro thread, deserves a lot more exposure. As Matt DC said, it’s brilliant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSFgRsR5e20
Midas The Jagaban • Party With A Jagaban

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Saturday, 24 October 2020 19:01 (one month ago) link

Nyege Nyege Presents Durban Underground Sho''case
Musicians:
Phelimuncasi
Lafaristo
Bhejane

http://www.youtube.com/ybPumXb1aRM

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Sunday, 25 October 2020 15:04 (one month ago) link

(first link didn’t work for me)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 October 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

party with a jagabang really us a jam. delivers on so many levels

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Sunday, 25 October 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

is

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Sunday, 25 October 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

joeboy - "lonely"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjHDNoZrrQ

fucking w/ this one heavily

J0rdan S., Sunday, 25 October 2020 16:55 (one month ago) link

yeah, it's another sly and slinky one by Joeboy. that post-"Waves"/Robin Schulz forlorn guitar motive is being put to good use in afropop.

party with a jagabang really is a jam. delivers on so many levels

great to see these openly queer girls (there's also Darkoo, and there may be more that I'm not aware of) making a big splash in the UK afro scene.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 October 2020 21:24 (one month ago) link

and wow table, that gqom sho(w)case was fantastic, thanx for posting! it made me check out the Phelimuncasi album too, it kicks ass.

five of the album’s tracks are in that mix, but a lot of it is new, or at least un-shazamable.

that first track in the mix (it’s the album’s closer) slaps so hard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1cL2Jq2pRo
Phelimuncasi • Ungabom Themba Umunutu

also, that Lafaristo track at 35’ !!!!
this is a different track that features them (from 2018):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_XVw0VceAw
DJ Luvas ft. DJ Ndakx & Lafaristo • Kokhala Ugogo

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 25 October 2020 21:27 (one month ago) link

More good gqom, involving the team that brought you the awe-inspiring "Iparty" (see somewhere upthread):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCSryblY97k
Rhass ft. Mshayi & Mr Thela • S'yophanda

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 26 October 2020 11:28 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I thought it was pretty incredible, too! The Philemuncasi record really is sick af.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Monday, 2 November 2020 02:36 (three weeks ago) link

Loving this from Angola:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESodpYnn1II
2 Swagg ft. Nerú Americano · Faz Buxexa

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:04 (two weeks ago) link

title refers to boxing, looking forward to the dance/video

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

did I get the • wrong? oh dear...

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 6 November 2020 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

omah lay is pretty cool to me, it feels pretty contemporary american R&B to me. like he could do a song w/ 6lack pretty easily or something. it doesn't blow me away but he is really popping right now.

― J0rdan S., vrijdag 24 juli 2020 23:57

Jordan S., tell me your secret!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCnkHJ0HbDQ

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 08:31 (two weeks ago) link

the original "Damn" has a proper video now btw:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEw6tQV98XE
Omah Lay • Damn

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 08:37 (two weeks ago) link

Checking out the Olamide album. Vocally it's pretty uneven, but producer P-Priime has a bright future. I love "Green Light":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kywkDPXJeC4

rob, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

lol i don't remember that omah lay post at all but shoutout to me

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 10 November 2020 19:24 (two weeks ago) link

This year we’ve been through crazy times. And through it all, we’ve all had to look inwards to find hopes of better times ahead. I found a few. In human and creative form. I’m so glad I can finally share them with you. I present ‘A Better Time’ out 13/11/20 00:00 !👶🏽🎤😈🦁💣 pic.twitter.com/GhQgAxgvBQ

— Davido (@davido) November 11, 2020



the new album is out tomorrow. lots of US collabs (Nicki M, Chris B, Young T, Lil B, and Nas J). I’m hoping for at least one naijapiano joint - placing my bet on “I Got A Friend” with Mayorkun and Sho Madjozi.

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Thursday, 12 November 2020 04:39 (two weeks ago) link

also, Tekno apparently releasing his debut (!) album in December, after seven years in the game.

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Thursday, 12 November 2020 04:51 (two weeks ago) link

here's the Davido track with The Baby-BasedGod:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xjE0cGsFHY
Davido ft. Lil Baby • So Crazy

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Thursday, 12 November 2020 08:38 (two weeks ago) link

loving the new Bad Boy Timz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pouseKLvf5E
Bad Boy Timz • Have Fun

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:21 (two weeks ago) link

in honour of Juls providing the highlight on Made In Lagos production-wise with “True Love” - this is his latest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POzxFe4B9E0
Juls ft. Twitch 4EVA & Quamina MP • Mmayewa

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Thursday, 12 November 2020 12:49 (two weeks ago) link

"Have Fun" is excellent, pretty excited about Timz!

rob, Thursday, 12 November 2020 13:25 (two weeks ago) link

New Davido sounding good. Just wish it had been 12 tracks and not 17 (bye, Nas).

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 13 November 2020 09:02 (one week ago) link

Yeah, it's another very solid album. It has no less than three naijapiano tracks! "I Got A friend" with Mayorkun and Sho Majozi is one of 'em, but I like this one best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiwoG1CmJIU
Davido ft. CKay • La La

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 13 November 2020 13:34 (one week ago) link

i like the davido record a lot. i don't think it's quite on the level of 'a good time' -- still one of my fav albums of the last 12 months -- but there's something very specific about his music, the production is so elastic sounding, like every instrument is strung w/ rubber bands, but also soft around the edges and wispy. it pairs well w/ the strong romantic thread that connects his songs, there's something very genuine about his music to me.

"la la" is indeed great. "very special" is just perfect to me... the middle stretch of the record really locks into a groove. the song w/ nas is wonderful imo

J0rdan S., Saturday, 14 November 2020 09:55 (one week ago) link

I’m really feeling “Mebe”, the track with Mugeez

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Saturday, 14 November 2020 16:34 (one week ago) link

highlight of Omah Lay’s new What Have We Done EP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Y3F2wXOxs
Omah Lay • Godly

...also, “Confession”...

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 20 November 2020 21:45 (six days ago) link

I feel like I'm missing something with the Omah and the Davido. Maybe it's all too *chill* or something, I just find these tracks really boring, even if they're pretty?

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Saturday, 21 November 2020 22:44 (five days ago) link

I'm not sure how to respond to that table, since didn't you say recently that you don't like contemporary pop music? If you liked, for example, Tiwa Savage and Wizkid but not Omah Lay and Davido that could be interesting to figure out, but if you basically across the board don't like the sound or mood of afropop, then idk.

fwiw I wouldn't really go to the mat for Omah Lay, but this Davido song ("Aye"; 2014) is a beloved friend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ-_HIoEBE8

Does that do more for you? Btw, I haven't actually gotten to the new Davido album yet so maybe I would agree with you!

rob, Sunday, 22 November 2020 15:41 (four days ago) link

The Return of Blinky Bill:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFPu9zNU5yA
Blinky Bill • Bado Mapema (Simama)

Running up that hill but fleeting (a deal with Gop) (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 19:14 (two days ago) link


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